The Beeb reports on Today’s pro-Israel PR stunt “peace rally” in London:
Organisers said they wanted people in Gaza and Israel to live in peace, but argued that Palestinians must accept some responsibility for the conflict.
Demonstrators told the BBC they felt the rocket hits and losses Israel had suffered had been downplayed.
Chief Rabbi Dr Sir Jonathan Sacks said he wanted Hamas to “say yes to peace”.
Rabbi Sacks told the crowd: “All it took to avoid this suffering was for Hamas to stop firing rockets on Israeli citizens.
Henry Grunwald, president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, addressed the crowd saying: “We are here because we believe in peace, because we believe in life, and because we want peace in life.
“The events of the past two weeks have not been a war on the people of Gaza but war on the people using them as human shields.”
Shorter Sacks and Grunwald:
“Hey, Gazans — stop hitting yourselves!”
Christ on a cockney wideboy. Orwell himself couldn’t have envisioned a more warped event in his wildest dreams. Maybe up really is down.